Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Fashion at the Golden Globes = uninspiring

So the Golden Globes happened over the weekend. Did I find any fashion looks I liked? Glad you asked.

hilary duff 2017 golden globes

Hilary Duff brought some understated beauty to the event with this elegant green dress that eschewed the boob window look that seemed to dominate the style that night. Simple gold accessories and basic hairdo, she looked amazing. Not totally discounting her impressive figure, the dress was clingy/fitted enough to accentuate her curvy figure and impressive power-lifter booty:

hilary duff 2017 golden globes

Haven't seen much from Leighton Meester in a while, I think her last movie came out in 2015 and supposedly has a series in pre-production, but she rocked a simple white dress for the Globes:

Leighton meester 2017 golden globes

In a confusing trend I found in these red carpet pictures, there were head shots that looked really amazing, but they never seemed to include the full body. Not sure what was going on with the photogs at the event, but how could you get an amazing look like this one and not capture the entire subject:

Leighton meester 2017 golden globes

The surprise in the red carpet photos for me was Maisie Williams:

maisie williams 2017 golden globes

Like so many of the actors/actresses on Game of Thrones, Maisie came out of nowhere to become a common face on red carpets and talk shows and a presence on Instagram and Twitter and so on. I'm loving the old school look of that gown she's wearing. The bright yellow, long train, and just a hint of daring with the open sides . . . wonderfully appropriate and classy for a young lady who's only turning 20 this May.

All in all, it was a fairy unimpressive showing this year. Probably because Hollywood is in morning over the end of The Enlightened Being®'s eight years in the White House.

And having said that . . .

I think pretty much everyone is aware of Globe Winner Meryl Streep's tone deaf attack on President-elect Trump and the people that supported/voted for him. There's been some fun pushback so far. This real time image during Streep's speech is a classic:

mel Gibson vince Vaughn 2017 golden globes

And afterwards, two advocates for Meryl's disdain of the plebian life spoke out on Twitter to defend their respective employment industries:

Tony Siragusa -- "It must be great to have all your friends give you an award for being someone else. Did you ever get an award for being you? Btw athletes ARE real people, we don't have to pretend to be someone else we are real!!!"

UFC President Dana White -- "It’s not going to be everybody’s thing and the last thing in the world I expect is an uppity, 80-year old lady to be in our demographic and love mixed martial arts . . . We have fighters from all over the world, World Champions, men and women, we do fights in tons foreign countries. She’s not educated about the sport and it was a completely uneducated comment."

And lastly Piers Morgan. Morgan is an irksome, smug, arrogant Brit who thinks his accent makes him superior to everyone else. He's probably more pissed at the American cinema industry than Streep herself, but it is still a marvelous smackdown:
"Last night, Streep received a Lifetime Achievement award at the Golden Globes, and chose the moment to launch a very personal attack on Donald Trump.

She began by saying that Hollywood, foreigners and the press are ‘the most vilified segments of American society right now’.

At which point the cameras panned out to hundreds of the richest, most privileged people in American society sitting in the audience in their $10,000 tuxedos and $20,000 dresses, loudly cheering this acknowledgement of their dreadful victimhood.

She then said that if all the ‘outsiders and foreigners’ were kicked out of Hollywood, ‘you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.’


I haven’t heard such elitist snobbery since Hillary Clinton branded Trump supporters ‘a basket of deplorables’.

But putting all that to one side for a moment – and if Trump WAS mocking a man’s disability then I agree it was disgraceful – let’s move to what Streep said next: ‘Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.’

At this point, I laughed out loud with incredulity.

Not at the words themselves, which are laudable.

No, it was at the hypocrisy.

You’d be hard-pushed to find an industry that encourages more disrespect and violence than Hollywood."

Note to elitist snobs like Streep -- Donald Trump didn't get elected because America is racist or backward or uneducated or any of the other nonsense peddled by the media. Trump got elected because of eight years of a petulant, racist, anti-Semitic, arrogant would-be King hectoring the American people because they simply didn't bow down to him and accept his guidance. Trump was elected because the media spent eight years kissing Obama's ass and covering for him and everyone of his failed policies and charging anyone who wouldn't fall in line with racism, sexism, homophobia and every other -ism and phobia they could manufacture. The second worse candidate in recent memory was elected because the Democrats nominated the worst candidate in history to face Trump.

Note to Meryl -- this is the electoral map:

trump electoral map

Wake up princess! If you want your next Mrs. Doubtfire impression to sell at the box office, you may want to stop talking down to the people that pay your salary. The majority of the country doesn't agree with you or think like you.

1 comment:

Tuerqas said...

I have to say Pier's last comment is so perfectly on the mark, I wonder if a single Hollywood idiot who liked Streep's elitist whine will see the obvious hypocrisy in it. Likely not, it is the elitist modus operandi to be too impressed with yourself and others you consider equal to ever listen to words of your perceived inferiors.